Lent can be a wonderful time of reflection, repentance, and service in the lives of Christians. There are many ways to use this time of year to teach your children about Jesus, His life, death, and resurrection.
This year Easter is on April 5, 2015. Therefore, Lent begins on Wednesday, February 18 and ends on Saturday, April 4. The six Sundays during Lent are not counted among the 40 days and are considered a day of rest from your personal fasting.
"In our busy lives we fill ourselves with candy, buy new toys, play video games and watch t.v. which makes us happy but that happiness is temporary. During Lent we stop filling our lives with temporary happiness and make more room for God. The church encourages prayer, fasting, service and almsgiving during Lent as ways we can turn our hearts and minds to God." ClassyChaos.com
5 Great Lent Resources for You:
FREE Printable calendar for your children @ Catholicicing.com
40 Simple Lenten Activities @ CallHerHappy.com
How to Explain Lent to Children @ ClassyChaos.com
Lent for Children - A Thought a Day @ FamilyFeastandFeria.com
A Christian Passover Meal @ AHolyExperience.com